$35 Advance | $40 Day of Show | $75 VIP
Doors open at 7pm. Lilly Hiatt starts the show at 8pm!Â
Since launching his recording career a decade ago, Justin Townes Earle has established a reputation as a singular leading light in the Americana music community. With fearless, personally charged lyrical insight and infectious melodic craftsmanship, the young veteran singer-songwriter has built a rich, personally charged body of work.
Now, on his seventh album (and New West debut)Â Kids in the Street, Justin Townes Earle raises the creative and personal stakes to deliver a deeply soulful set that's both emotionally riveting and effortlessly uplifting. Taking himself out of his creative comfort zone and assembling a new set of collaborators, Earle has created one of his most potent efforts to date, reflecting all manner of new influences upon his life and his art.
"Life has changed a lot for me in the last few years," Earle reflects. "I got married and am getting ready to become a father, and this is the first record that I've written since I've been married. There's definitely an uplifting aspect to this record in a lot of ways, because I'm feeling pretty positive.
"When I wrote songs in the past," he continues, "I was looking in on what I was feeling, but this record's more about looking outward on what's happening, and writing about subjects like gentrification and inner city strife. This record also has more of a soul influence to it, and it's got a deeper connection to the blues than anything I've done before."
Earle's current level of inspiration is apparent throughoutÂ Kids in the Street, on which such tunes as "Champagne Corolla," "Maybe A Moment," "Faded Valentine" and the haunting title track paint vivid, vital portraits of characters at the mercy of forces beyond their control. Elsewhere, Earle's personalized update of the trad blues number "Stagalee" recasts that outlaw classic in modern terms, and his reading of Paul Simon's "Graceland" (included here as a bonus track) locates the gospel/blues number that's always been at the song's heart.
About the opener, Lilly Hiatt:
Lilly Hiatt returned withÂ TrinityÂ LaneÂ on August 25th, 2017. The 12-song set was produced by Michael Trent of Shovels & Rope and engineered by Andy Dixon at Trentâs Studio Bees in Johns Island, SC. It is the follow up to her acclaimed sophomore albumÂ RoyalÂ Blue, whichÂ PasteÂ MagazineÂ described as âa glorious tumble of influences â surf rock, Smiths vibes, Laurel Canyon twang and jangle, Sonic Youth flatline, Britpop flourishes, Seattle grunge and Joy Division meets Human League synthery.â In addition to her backing band, Trent is featured as a musician throughout, and is joined by his wife and Shovels & Rope partner Cary Ann Hearst for backing vocals on âEverything I Had.â Lillyâs love of the â90s alt-rock she was raised on continues to shine through onÂ TrinityÂ LaneÂ in the distressed guitars and urgent backbeats. She cites the Pixies, Breeders, Dinosaur Jr., and her favorite, Pearl Jam as influences, but there is also something distinctly Americana lurking in the songs.Â Rolling Stone CountryÂ premiered the Michael Carter-directed video for the albumâs title trackÂ HERE, stating, âThe daughter of John Hiatt, she keeps the family tradition alive, mixing Southern influences â Americana, folk and left-of-center country â with a raw approach thatâs better suited to the garage than the saloon. The albumâs title track is no exception…the song finds Hiatt making peace with her old demons, while guitars crash and pianos chime in the background.â They continued, ââTrinity Laneâ is an empowerment anthem stocked with details from Hiattâs everyday life, from the name of her street to the smell of her neighborâs cooking.â
After moving out of an exâs house, Hiatt settled into a new apartment off of Trinity Lane in her East Nashville neighborhood and went on tour with friend John Moreland to the West Coast and back. The intensely personal, autobiographical album was written largely upon her return, in isolation, facing the issues she escaped while on the road. Every time she wanted a man, she picked up her guitar. Every time she wanted a drink, she picked up her guitar. Hiatt says, âLove will take you to the darkest places but also the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something Iâve always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles Iâd had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30Â years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didnât talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with â we didnât really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, âOh man, Iâm just not used to any cars coming around this bend. She replied, âThis is our little hideout, baby,â And it really was.â She continues, âAfter a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what itâs like to question home, intention, demons, love…I think most people understand that.â
Spend the night on a WWII battleship and experience life as sailor! Sleep on Navy bunks, eat chow-style meals and participate in ship activities!. Guests will enjoy an delicious dinner, full breakfast and all day admission to two museums. Reservations are required.